Fees and Funding Sources
The course fee for the MSc in Global Health is determined by residency. Possession of a European Union passport or citizenship does not automatically grant entitlement to EU fees, as fee status is based on residency. Only students who enrol on the full-time programmes can apply for a student visa.
Full-Time Course Fee (2017/18)
EU Fee: €9,828
Non-EU Fee: €18,828
Part-Time Course Fee (2017-18)
EU Fee: €6,548 / year
Non-EU Fee: €12,463 / year
In addition to the course fee, prospective students must also ensure available funds for living expenses and other costs while studying. Students who decide to complete their research projects overseas will need additional funds of up to €1,500 to cover the costs involved.
Trinity College Dublin offers a number of scholarship opportunities for prospective and current students interested in study or research at Ireland's leading university. Since its foundation in 1592 Trinity College Dublin has sought to assist students of limited means and reward academic achievement. Specific scholarships exist for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. Information on these scholarships can be found here: http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/scholarships/postgraduate/
Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme
Applicants from Irish Aid priority countries (Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia) are eligible for funding through the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme. Each year, the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme funds a small number of suitably qualified candidates from Irish Aid priority countries to undertake postgraduate study in Ireland with the aim of supporting and enhancing the contribution recipients can make to development effort in their own countries.
Application forms for the Fellowship Training Programme are available at Irish Embassies in partner countries. The application deadline for the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme is 31 December prior to year of study. You must make an application for both the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme and for the MSc in Global Health programme, as these are separate application processes.
Further information about the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme, including eligibility, is available from the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) website: http://www.icosirl.ie/eng/irish_aid_fellowships/fellowship_training_programme.html
Other Funding Sources
Trinity College Dublin does not offer funding for students on taught courses. The Graduate Studies Office provides information regarding funding available from external sources: http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/scholarships/postgraduate/
Most students will receive funding from their employers, governments, international agencies, trusts, charities, personal savings and loans from family and friends. Applicants are advised to seek funding early, preferably in the year before commencement. Most sponsors have information about application procedure and closing dates on their website.
There are many funding sources available, particularly for applicants from developing countries. These include the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme, the Ford Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, etc. The most common source of funding for students on the programme is the Irish Council for International Students (see information above).
Most sponsors have a set of criteria against which decisions on award are made and it is important that applicants are aware of these. When making an application, you are advised to send in your CV and covering letter stating why you are worthy of an award and also the use to which you intend to put the potential qualification.